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Short Supply Sends Auction Price Soaring

Short Supply Sends Auction Price Soaring


It’s not consumer demand that is pushing up auction prices. It’s shortage of supply of good 3-year-old cars from the year when new car sales took a nosedive.


But that didn’t mean there weren’t sensible buys to be made today.


A pair of 2007/57 Mercedes W204 C200 CDI Elegance manuals caught my eye. This is a car I predicted three years ago to be most likely to reach 1,000,000 miles over 10 years. One of them was already well on its way with 98k miles under its wheels and sold for £9,500. The other one with 80k miles was arguably more of a bargain at £9,800.


A 64k mile 2008/58 Jag XF 2.7 Premium Luxury in a nice colour was hard to miss. That sold for £18,900, pretty well bang on Mr Glass’s mileage adjusted prediction.


A 16k 2008/58 Range Rover Sport 3.6TDV8 went stratospheric, selling for a cool £38,000 against Glass’s trade book of £35,685, so again bidding matched the guide. While a 30k mile 2008/57 Honda CR-v 2.2iCDTI Exec with Nav, booked at £16,675 with 36k miles was way over at £18,100. While an unbooked and rare 23k mile 2008/58 Volvo V50 D5 R Design made a significant £14,400. And a 20k mile 2008/58 MINI Cooper auto with full-length glass sunroof sold for £11,150.


Bargain of the day? Probably a very clean and tidy metallic bronze 61k miles 2006/56 Mondeo 1.8LX estate, sold for £3,600, actually a little bit over mileage-adjusted book, but still a lot of car for the money.


(As usual, ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means top provisional bid, ‘pc’ means provisional, but close. ‘n/s’ means not sold. ‘n/w’ means miles not warranted. ‘MNW’ means unknown mileage. ‘dmg’ means damaged. D/R means damaged and repaired. ‘fl’ means facelift. ‘H/T’ means hardtop. Extras like ‘lthr’ and ‘sat’ are specified when they are not standard.)


Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI 170, 2007/57, 78k miles £9,000s

Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140SE, 06 reg, 120k miles £5,750s

Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140 Cabrio, 2006/56, 45k miles £11,400s

Audi A4 2.0 TDI 170 Avant SE, 2007/57, 91k miles £7,750s

BMW 330i SE, 06 reg, 104k miles £7,000s

BMW 320D SE estate, 07 reg, 85k miles £7,300s

BMW 318i 2.0SE, 2007/57, 47k miles £8,600s

BMW 318D 2.0 143 SE, 2008/57, 44k miles £11,400s

Ford Focus 1.4LX, a/c, 2006/56, 56k miles £3,400s

Ford Focus 1.8TDCI 115 Zetec 5dr, 2006/56, 89k miles £3,750s

Ford Focus 2.0TDCI 136 Titanium 5dr, 2006/56, 28k miles £6,150s

Ford Focus 1.8TDCI 115 Zetec 3dr, 2006/56, 102k miles £3,600s

Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ghia X auto, 2006/55, 91k miles £2,250s

Ford Mondeo 1.8LX estate, 2006/56, 61k miles £3,600s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Titanium, 2007/57, 88k miles £5,950p

Ford Mondeo 1.8TDCI 125 Zetec, 2008/57, 70k miles £6,200s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Tit est, 08 reg, 53k miles £8,900s

Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI 140 Zetec, 07 reg, 71k miles £6,300p

Ford S-Max 1.8TDCI 125 Zetec, 07 reg, 99k miles £6,700s

Ford Galaxy 1.8TDCI 125 6spd, 2006/56, 62k miles £9,500s

Honda Civic 2.2iCDTI SE, 2006/56, 58k miles £7,000s

Honda Civic 2.2iCDTI SE, 2009/58, 37k miles £8,500s

Honda Accord 2.2i-CDTI Exec Tourer, 2007/57, 52k miles £8,800s

Honda Accord 2.2i-CDTI Sport Tourer, 08 reg, 46k miles £10,050s

Honda Accord 2.2i-DTEC Exec EX GT, 2008/58, 37k miles £13,600s

Honda CR-V 2.2i-CDTI Exec satnav, 2008/57, 30k miles £18,100s

Jaguar XF 2.7D Prem Lux, 2008/58, 64k miles £18,900s

LR Disco 3 2.7TDV6, 2005/55, 82k miles £12,200s

LR Disco 3 2.7TDV6 HSE auto, 2006/56, 15k miles £24,100s

LR Range Rvr Sport 3.6TDV8, 2008/58, 16k miles £38,000s

Mazda 6 2.0TS 5dr, 08 reg, 62k miles £6,750s

Mercedes W204 C200CDI Elegance, 2007/57, 98k miles £9,500s

Mercedes W204 C200CDI Elegance, 2007/57, 80k miles £9,800s

MINI Cooper 1.6 auto S/R, a/c, 20078/58, 20k miles £11,150s

Peugeot 407 SW 2.0HDI 136 SE, 2006/56, 86k miles £3,700s

Peugeot 407 SW 2.0HDI 136 GT, 2006/56, 81k miles £5,000s

Peugeot 407 SW 2.0HDI 136 Sport, 2008/57, 89k miles £5,100s

RenaultSport Clio 2.0, 2007/56, 28k miles £6,800s

SAAB 9-3 1.9D 150 Linear conv, 2006/56, 46k miles £7,600

Toyota Corolla Verso 1.8VVT-I, 2007/56, 85k miles £5,550s

Toyota Verso 2.2 D-4D SR, 2008/58, 18k miles £11,800s

Toyota Avensis 1.8VVT-I T3-X, 2007/56, 98k miles £4,100s

Toyota Prius T-Spirit, 08 reg, 56k miles £8,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 5-dr, 2006/56, 71k miles £3,850s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 5-dr, 2006/56, 50k miles £4,800

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 estate, 2006/56, 47k miles £4,800s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 estate, 2007/56, 81k miles £3,500s

Vauxhall Astra 1.8VVT TwinTop auto, 2006/56, 60k miles £5,700s

Vauxhall Astra 1.8VVT SRI 3dr, 07 reg, 88k miles £4,400s

Vauxhall Astra 17CDTI 100 Des est, 2007/57, 67k miles £4,750s

Vauxhall Vectra 2.2i Direct Design, 06 reg, 18k miles £4,100s

Vauxhall Vectra 2.2i Direct Elite, 2006/56, 33k miles £4,700s

VW Golf V 1.9TDI S 5-dr, 2006/56, 50k miles £6,050s

VW Touran 1.9TDI, 06 reg, 63k miles £5,800s

Volvo V50 2.0D S, 2007/56, 109k miles £5,100s

Volvo V50 2.0D SE Lux, 08 reg, 31k miles £12,200s

Volvo V50 2.4D5R Des SE, 2008/58, 23k miles £14,400s


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